Cases & Deals

South Carolina Senate Majority Leader obtains preclearance from the Justice Department for redistricting plan

Clients South Carolina Senate Majority Leader Glenn F. McConnell

Jones Day successfully represented South Carolina Senate Majority Leader Glenn F. McConnell in preclearance proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a covered jurisdiction may not implement a redistricting plan unless it is precleared by the Justice Department or District Court. Jones Day submitted South Carolina's Senate redistricting plan to the Justice Department for administrative preclearance and subsequently filed a declaratory judgment action in the District Court. In November 2011, the Justice Department announced that it had precleared the Senate plan. Because the plan had been administratively precleared, the parties voluntarily dismissed the court proceeding.

McConnell v. United States, No. 1:11-cv-01794 (D.D.C.)